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ISBN: 1420114832
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Language: English
Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (May 1, 2011)
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 673
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This is my first Vanessa Kelly book, and it certainly won't be the last. This is not your traditional, predictable historical romance with balls and teas and carriage rides.

This is my first Vanessa Kelly book, and it certainly won't be the last. This is gritty, real life and features two characters I would never have expected in a story with a Countess on the cover. The heroine is a widow who, at first blush, is extremely unlikeable.

Praise for Vanessa Kelly and Sex and the Single Earl A sensual treat! - -Anna Campbell Successfully marrying the tart wit of a traditional Regency romance with the steamy passion of today's Regency historicals isn't easy, but Kelly proves to be more than capable. Booklist Guaranteed to satisfy even the most passionate romance reader. -Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Plaid.

Books by Vanessa Kelly. Mastering the marquess. Sex and the single earl. Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation. An invitation to sin. (with Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, and Kaitlin O’Riley). Kensington publishing corp.

The Countess of Randolph is the most striking woman he has ever seen. and the most infuriating patient he has ever tended. Mired in responsibility, Bathsheba doesn't have time to convalesce in the country. She should be in London, hunting for a wealthy new lover to pay off her late husband's vast debts, not dallying with a devastatingly handsome doctor. But it is only a matter of time until the good doctor and the obstinate countess will have to contend with the sparks that fly between them

Despite the shadows obscuring his face, she couldn’t mistake that look. Sadly, they had at least another twenty minutes to Compton Manor. Plenty of time for a lecture from her aggrieved cousin.

Despite the shadows obscuring his face, she couldn’t mistake that look. Must you always play the harridan when you come to Ripon? For once, you might think about how your behavior reflects on m. .She rounded her eyes, feigning confusion. Then she fluttered her lashes, just for good measure. Stow it, cousin, Matthew growled, his basset face unusually fierce.

Praise for Vanessa Kelly and Sex and the Single Earl "A sensual treat!" -Anna Campbell "Successfully marrying the tart wit of a traditional Regency romance with the steamy passion of today's Regency historicals isn't easy, but Kelly proves to be more than capable

Praise for Vanessa Kelly and Sex and the Single Earl "A sensual treat!" -Anna Campbell "Successfully marrying the tart wit of a traditional Regency romance with the steamy passion of today's Regency historicals isn't easy, but Kelly proves to be more than capable. Booklist "Guaranteed to satisfy even the most passionate romance reader.

Vanessa Kelly Bundle book. She is difficult, demanding, and at times, quite fierce  . The whole big brother/little sis plot grosses me out, and the other one was a snooze from the start (Mastering the Marquess).

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She is difficult, demanding, and at times, quite fierce  . This is my first Vanessa Kelly book, and it certainly won't be the last. She's arrogant, sharp-tongued, and rude.

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Eager to return to London to find a wealthy new lover to pay off her late husband's debts, Bathsheba, the Countess of Randolph, while convalescing in the country under the care of Dr. John Blackmore, finds her attraction to the handsome doctor throwing a wrench in her plans. Original.

Comments:

Peles
I think the titles got switched. This one should have been "Sex and the Single Doctor" since the majority of this book was only about him and Bathsheba having sex! I liked him very much but he didn't come across very well when he just assumed she would be receptive to having sex the very first time. Of course, she was but he should have been a little more respectful than to just assume it. Did Bathsheba redeem herself from the previous book? Yes, I think she did but there were still things that should have been done and weren't. Such as apologizing to Sophie. Of course, she never made an appearance in this book but that apology for me was necessary. John did a good job getting to the root of her problems but she held on a little too much to her fear even after everything was basically worked out. The best part of the book is the last 15% when there is actually a plot going on. Now I am ready to read the last one in the series. I think I will like it better.
jorik
The hero in this book was wonderful. He's gentle, perceptive, handsome, solicitous--everything one could hope for! I thought he handled the heroine, who has quite a bit of emotional baggage, superbly. He really draws her out of her shell in scenes that are sweet and tender. The heroine was likable for the most part--she's got real sass and though her life was falling apart, she gave as good as she got. The supporting cast were excellent. I'm now inspired to read the stories of Lady Silverton and Lady Trask. And the love scenes were blazing, as previous reviewers have pointed out.

The problem was that I just never fully related to the heroine's dilemma. This book is very character-driven, since there's not much plot going on. So if the heroine is struggling with a mad sister, why not show her interacting with the sister, instead of only merely letting her talk about Rachel incessantly? I didn't see the source of this stubborn loyalty to a character we never meet nor understand why she would choose duty over her own happiness. I know how powerful family loyalty can be, but in this case, it felt contrived. Her constant Jekyll and Hyde act got a little tiresome--she desires him, flirts with him, boldly engages him, then becomes timid and indecisive and annoyingly bitchy. It's apparent that the author wanted moral courage, or her lack thereof, to be a central theme. But we only saw lots of instances of her being cowardly--sometimes to the point where she was repulsive rather than sympathetic. There was not really a final act of great courage that showed her growth as a character, especially compared to the wealth of the hero's moral courage. I concede that she showed SOME courage in the book's climax, but it was not for the sake of the hero, which felt like a letdown. She's truly got some interesting problems that were worth exploring. I just felt the execution was a little clumsy.

Also: I really can't recommend naming a heroine Bathsheba. It made me want to giggle during all the sex scenes! :)
Pryl
This is my first Vanessa Kelly book, and it certainly won't be the last. This is not your traditional, predictable historical romance with balls and teas and carriage rides. This is gritty, real life and features two characters I would never have expected in a story with a Countess on the cover. The heroine is a widow who, at first blush, is extremely unlikeable. She's arrogant, sharp-tongued, and rude. The only reason the ton puts up with her is because she's so beautiful and because of her title. Kelly does an incredible job of redeeming this character in a realistic way. The character stays true to herself throughout the novel. She doesn't do a one-hundred-eighty degree shift and completely change. Instead, she gradually grows and changes because of the experiences she endures. She learns to care about others, and the reader learns to care about her, and to understand what made her the woman she became. She is a deeply flawed character. I love that the author doesn't try to totally redeem the heroine and make her turn out to be perfect. She remains a flawed character throughout, but what she goes through does change her and make her a better person, flaws and all.

The hero isn't an Earl or a Duke. He doesn't even have a title. He's a doctor, in today's terms, an obstetrician. Kelly takes us into the gritty world of the very poor, showing us their very real plight through the eyes of a man who cares deeply for the people he treats. He risks his life and his reputation to save society's throwaways. It is precisely his gift as a doctor, his ability to read people's expressions and body language to understand and diagnose them, that enables him to see past the aloof, arrogant exterior of the heroine. He is the only person who sees the scared, vulnerable woman beneath the shell. He is the perfect match for the heroine, in every way.

The love story between these two complex characters is incredibly emotional and riveting. There are so many layers to these characters and they are so compelling that I still can't stop thinking about them even after finishing the novel. In spite of all the baggage and secrets both characters have, the resolution of the conflict does not rely on any gimmicks or frustrating misunderstandings. The author resolves each conflict realistically, using the hero's keen sense of understanding of human nature to help him see the truth, rather than let silly assumptions stand in the way between the characters.

If you enjoy deep, emotional, complex characters and an original plot with two unusual characters, you will love My Favorite Countess. This is one of the best historical romances I have ever read.
deadly claw
Love Vanessa Kelly's style and suspense.
Hrguig
This is the first of Kelly's books that I've read. I enjoy her voice and I particularly liked the hero that she created for this story. I had one tiny quibble with one of his choices, but that didn't keep the romance from being very satisfying. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
DrayLOVE
Good read! Different type if historical romance but I liked the book very much. Would buy again or more if her books
Mr_KiLLaURa
Bathsheba is not your typical, cookie-cutter heroine and this is why I absolutely loved her! This book was a breath of fresh air for me. Sheba is gorgeous, but she's also quick-witted and sharp-tongued. I kept turning the pages to see what she'd say next. John, who is also not the stereotypical hero, is a brilliant match for Sheba, drawing her out and reeling her in. I couldn't wait for them to work through their issues because they both deserved a happy ending.

This book is beautifully written with fantastic descriptions and situations. I truly enjoyed it from start to finish!

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